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August,  2013    

   
To  Whom  It  May  Concern:    
It  is  a  pleasure  for  me  to  introduce  to  you  Mr.  Brady  Koch.    I  have  had  the  privilege  to  work  
with  Brady  during  the  2011-­‐2012  academic  year  at  POLY  English  Language  Academy  in  Seoul,  South  
Korea.    His  year  long  experience  offered  him  invaluable  opportunities  to  not  only  to  apply  a  myriad  of  
instructional  styles,  but  also  allowed  him  to  develop  his  own  teaching  methods  that  were  highly  
effective  in  the  classroom.    
Brady  has  demonstrated  many  traits  and  attributes  that  will  serve  him  well  in  his  teaching  
career.    Flexibility  comes  naturally  to  this  young  teacher.    This  is  especially  important  when  teaching  
a  second  language.    He  is  always  willing  to  follow  an  unexpected  line  of  thought  or  questioning  in  an  
effort  to  foster  student  learning  and  engagement.    Additionally,  he  is  very  well  adapted  to  “rolling  
with  the  punches”  of  the  everyday  classroom  and  all  the  disruptions  and  unplanned  occurrences  that  
take  place.    Another  of  Brady’s  assets,  and  perhaps  his  strongest,  is  his  punctuality  both  in  and  out  of  
the  classroom.    During  our  time  as  colleagues,  it  became  evident  rather  quickly  that  Brady  was  a  
master  in  the  subject  of  debate.    With  debate  experience  on  his  own  résumé,  for  him  to  teach  this  
subject  was  a  natural  fit.    His  debate  teams,  as  well  as  his  public  speaking  teams,  excelled  greatly  in  
both  regional  and  national  competitions  held  throughout  the  academic  year.        
In  order  to  create  this  trust  between  student  and  teacher,  Brady  was  able  to  build  a  
wonderful  rapport  with  his  students.    He  easily  and  naturally  reaches  out  to  students  to  help  them  
engage  in  the  educational  process.    He  has  a  technique  of  drawing  his  students  out  through  subtle,  
non-­‐threatening  questioning.    As  he  gets  the  students  to  talk  about  themselves,  he  is  able  to  pull  
valuable  information  about  their  likes,  dislikes,  and  values.    He  then  uses  this  information  to  draw  
the  students  into  his  lessons.    This  is  a  wonderful  element  to  obtain  especially  at  such  an  early  stage  
in  his  pedagogical  career.    Not  only  did  this  establish  trust  between  student  and  teacher,  these  
methods  instilled  confidence  in  his  students  as  well.    Instilling  confidence  in  students  is  essential;  
especially  when  working  with  second  language  learners.  Brady  was  able  to  do  this  with  great  ease.  
In  closing,  it  is  my  privilege  to  recommend  Mr.  Brady  Koch.    He  will  make  an  outstanding  
addition  to  any  educational  cohort.    His  talents,  his  abilities,  and  skill  sets  will  complement  and  serve  
his  future  students  as  well  as  his  future  colleagues.    I  highly  recommend  Brady  Koch  to  be  a  part  of  
your  program.    Please  give  every  consideration  to  this  candidate.    

   

Sincerely,  

   
   
The  University  of  
Suwon      
Sab  2-­‐2  Wau-­‐ri  
Hwaseong-­‐si,  Gyeonggi-­‐  do  

 

South  Korea      

   
 

   

 

Scott  Perkins    
ESL  Professor    
Dean  of  ESL  Curriculum  Development